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France’s Chloe Pelle scores  against Australia in their Women’s Rugby World Cup encounter. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The contrast could not be more pronounced. France have been lightly skipping towards Thursday’s seminal Women’s World Cup pool decider against Ireland(...)

Ireland’s Sene Naoupu tackles Honoka Tsutsumi of Japan during the Women’s Rugby World Cup Pool C game at  UCD Bowl. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ireland 24 Japan 14 On the premise that every game they play is a soap opera this was never in doubt. Ireland are brave as much as they are error str(...)

Hannah Tyrrell celebrates Ireland’s opening victory over Australia. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The natural confidence of Hannah Tyrrell can only be an inspiration for any young girl looking in on this World Cup. It didn’t come easy. Tyrrell has(...)

Ireland’s  Eimear Considine  is tackled by Australia’s Katrina Barker a during the World Cup clash at Belfield. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Jenny Murphy, despite receiving medical attention three times as Ireland stumbled to a 19-17 victory over Australia, is not injured. Nor is Ailis Egan(...)

Head coach Tom Tierney addresses the Ireland squad in a huddle during the captain’s run at UCD. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland v Australia (UCD Bowl, 7pm - Live RTÉ and eir Sport) The Women’s Rugby World Cup is not a major tournament. Certainly not in scale. This fled(...)

Ireland’s Lynne Cantwell celebrates after beating New Zealand during the 2014 World Cup. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Lynne Cantwell played outside centre on the first Ireland team to beat New Zealand in a senior international. Happened at the World Cup in Marcoussis(...)

Ireland captain Niamh Briggs has been ruled out of the WRWC with an achilles injury. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Just eight days before the World Cup on home soil, Ireland are forced to stare into a gaping leadership void. The loss of Niamh Briggs to an Achilles(...)

Ireland women’s rugby head coach Tom Tierney and captain Niamh Briggs. Ireland are ranked fifth in the world. Photograph:  INPHO/Dan Sheridan

It’s almost three years since that momentous August day when Ireland beat New Zealand 17-14 in a Women’s World Cup pool match at Marcoussis, Paris, en(...)

Ireland’s Jenny Murphy  runs at the  England defence during the Women’s Six Nations match against England at Donnybrook. Photograph:   James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland 7 England 34 The Grand Slam flickered into view until England woke from their slumber to remind everyone why they were crowned world champio(...)

Hannah Tyrrell  (left) celebrates with team-mates after scoring Ireland’s second try against Wales in Six Nations clash on Saturday. Photograph: Ian Cook/Inpho

Ireland 12 Wales 7 Ireland remain on course for a second Grand Slam in four years. The Six Nations decider against a powerful England, who hammered S(...)

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